You Look Different in Real Life

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Harper Collins, Jun 4, 2013 - Young Adult Fiction - 368 pages
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Readers of John Green, Sarah Dessen, and Laurie Halse Anderson will be touched by the emotional depth and realistic characters of Jennifer Castle's teen novel You Look Different in Real Life.

Justine charmed the nation in a documentary film featuring five kindergartners. Five years later, her edgy sense of humor made her the star of a second movie that caught up with the lives of the same five kids. Now Justine is sixteen, and another sequel is in the works. Justine isn't ready to have viewers examining her life again. She feels like a disappointment, not at all like the girl everyone fell in love with in the first two movies. But, ready or not, she and the other four teens will soon be in front of the cameras again.

Smart, fresh, and funny, You Look Different in Real Life is an affecting novel about life in an age where the lines between what's personal and what's public aren't always clear.


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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

Why did I read You Look Different in Real Life? When I read the blurb about this book it sounded like something I would love. All of a sudden I thought back to my Freshman Intro to Sociology class and ... Read full review

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User Review  - jeneaw - LibraryThing

Can you imagine having your life growing up on camera? The good times and bad times that comes with tears, to your first heart break? That is just what Justine, Rory, Felix, Keira and Nate go through ... Read full review


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Jennifer Castle's first novel, The Beginning of After, was named an American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and a Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" Book. She wrote many unproduced movie and TV scripts before returning to her first love, fiction . . . but she's still hooked on film and the way we can find and tell our stories with images. She lives with her family in New York's Hudson Valley.

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